When I first decided to get serious about designing, I had only one pattern published at that time (that I’d put out years before, for free) and about two dozen swimming around in my head, that had yet to be put on paper or in yarn. The first pattern I decided to knit up and publish after this was Avenue of Pines. It is inspired by the real life Avenue of Pines in Northern Minnesota, which my childhood home is situated on (and my parent’s still live!) The hat features a row of pine trees underneath a beautiful sky of stars.
The pattern is very beginner friendly, the perfect option for someone wanting to explore lace (easy eyelets!) for the first time. It’s got a small amount of slouchiness to the brim and is designed in several sizes, so you can make one for yourself or any of your loved ones.